can't make a boot floppy that uses RAMDISK
Since there seemed to be some confusion about the boot floppies today
(cf. messages from Martin Schulze) I tried to make my own. It was an
First, I made a syslinux disk.
Then I copied a syslinux.cfg file from an older boot floppy to the syslinux
Then I copied the approprite modules.tgz to the would-be boot-floppy.
Finally set the appropriate flags in the copy of the kernel that
I placed on the would-be boot-floppy:
rdev -r linux 49152
rdev -R linux 1
rdev linux /dev/fd0
rdev -s linux /dev/fd0 (I wanted to set swapdev to Boot device, but
didn't know how to do that.)
When I boot this disk, it _does_ prompt for the root disk, but keeps telling
me that I didn't set up a ram disk. (Maybe it's sort-of right: I did
set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM=m when I compiled the kernel.)
If someone can tell me how I can really a boot disk that really uses a
RAMDISK, I'd very much appreciate it.